It’s a good thing I love to bind a quilt. It’s true. I do! That number in the post title? That would be the number of inches of binding that I’ve hand sewn down in the last couple of days. That photo up there? That’s only a portion of the bindings I used! In all I bound nine quilts. I was binding whenever and wherever I could- including sitting on my driveway and in my neighbor’s backyard.
My new patterns were sent off to testers in January, sewn up in February and I’ve been gathering them in small batches from my friend Angela to bring home for binding.
Before I print a pattern, I have every single size option made by a tester (which also gives plenty of color options inside the finished pattern). I ask my team of (awesome!!) testers to prep the binding strips and send them along with the finished top and backing, then I sew them all down to get them ready for the photo shoot once Angela has quilted them. It is a pretty great little system. It’s like our own quilting relay race. (Or marathon, if you’re Angela!).
Every last stitch of binding is down. Huzzah! I’ve got a photo shoot today with my photographer friend Sarah and we are shooting all of the images for four new sewing patterns. Two quilts and two smaller sewing projects. I am excited to show them here soon!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to do something OTHER than binding…